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A strong dental adhesive is typically used to bond a dental crown onto its anchoring abutment. While this bond is meant to last for many years, it can still be affected by poor oral hygiene habits or oral trauma.

In an extreme case, a dental crown might come loose, or fall out. Sometimes a significant blow to the face can even break the abutment off near the gumline. In a situation like this, you need to call 508-588-1400 as soon as possible to have Dr. Purvesh Malaviya assess and treat the problem.

While you await your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind to help reduce your chances of experiencing unnecessary complications. You should not attempt to clean brush or floss the dental crown or the exposed abutment. This could potentially cause damage to a critical structure. If a dental trauma has left blood or unwanted material in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Dr. Purvesh Malaviya and his team of skilled dental technicians will handle any necessary cleaning measures.

If bacterial complications have loosened the dental cement bonding the dental crown to the anchoring abutment, you should see the small post of dentin protruding from your gums. The dental crown itself should also be completely hollow.

If the abutment is still intact, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya might be able to clean the dental crown and cement it back onto the abutment. However, a root canal might be needed to treat a damaged abutment.

If you are in the Brockton, Massachusetts, area and you have a problem with one of your crowns, you should not delay in calling 508-588-1400 to seek professional care at Creative Smiles Dental Care.